Guest Speaking and Motivation
GL100 Services founder Trevor Palmer was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994 at the age of 40. At that time he was living in South Wales with a young family although Trevor is from South East England.
Trevor had lived an adventurous life and had lived and worked all over the world mostly working in the leather and fashion industry as well as in the Arts where he owned and ran an art gallery and studios in London.
Shortly after being diagnosed with MS Trevor set up one of the first e-commerce websites in Wales and started a business which traded in a variety of areas. At the same time he became interested in disability issues involving himself with Newport Access Group before becoming a director of Disability Wales. Trevor was contracted to establish and chair the Wales Millennium Centre Disability Advisory Group during construction and fitting out and built his business up until selling in 2011.
Being a full time wheelchair user since 2001 Trevor has witnessed many changes in government policies, education, employment, physical access and other areas whilst maintaining his business and family’s welfare. In 2004 Trevor set up the not for profit organisation ResponsABLE assistance which assists disabled people in disaster situations all over the World. Check out www.responsableassistance.org and https://www.facebook.com/responsableassistance.
Trevor has been a member of the South East Wales Regional Panel for Social services then the National Citizenship Panel before joining the National Partnership Board for Social Services in 2016. He continues to run a business employing mostly disadvantaged disabled people and is involved in assorted projects including being a trustee of See Around Britain (check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-q1ubmp5aRV5mqXWwIWCkA), heavily involved with Disability in Wales and Africa (http://www.dwanetwork.org/), writing and other activities.
Trevor is an experienced guest speaker and motivates not only disabled people but everyone in a variety of sectors. Shortly after having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994 Trevor set up one of the first e-commerce websites in Wales and his current business employs mostly disadvantaged disabled people.
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Trevor is a full time wheelchair user and travels with his PA / Support worker.